The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

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  1. Liam M. Says:

    The Hunger Games was a great book, about Katniss Everdeen, who is chosen to fight in the Hunger Games. She valiantly volunteers herself to go into the games instead of her sister Prim, and also a boy named Peeta is chosen to go too. Peeta, during one of his interviews decides to tell the nation of Panem that he is in love with Katniss. The rest of the story takes place in the arena of the hunger games where both Katniss and Peeta have to fight to survive.

    I loved this book, for it was a gripping story. On my second or third time reading it I found myself holding on to every word, not wanting to put the book down. I can’t wait to read the next book and maybe see the movie.

    Evaluation: 4 out of 5 stars

    Recommendations: Catching Fire, Mockingjay, and The Hobbit

  2. Brad J. Says:

    The Hunger Games is about some girl named Katniss who takes her sister’s place in a game where lots of people die. Within each of the districts one boy and one girl are selected to go into the city to play in the game. It is a war to the finish. The person who survives wins for his or her district. A boy she went to school with gets selected to play also. The two of them tell each other goodbye and head for what probably will be the end of their lives. Katniss is very skilled, but will she be the victor????????????

    Evaluation: This is a great book. It has lots of action and is fast paced and very suspenseful. I really enjoyed reading it a lot. I would recommend it to everybody.

    Rating: I give this book 5 stars

    Recommendations: Harry Potter, Deadline, Lost

  3. Stephen K. Says:

    Summary: The Hunger Games is about a girl named Katniss who lives in District 12, the poorest of all 12 districts (with District 13 being blown up, that is). Due to the rebellion that happened many years ago, each year a tribute of one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 is taken from each district to the Capital, the richest place in all of Panem. In the Capitol they are trained to fight to the death in an event known as the Hunger Games. Katniss’s sister who turned twelve was chosen, and Katniss took her place, because she is a skilled hunter and trapper. Katniss then goes to the Hunger Games with the other tribute, Peeta, to fight to the death in the Hunger Games.

    Evaluation: I enjoyed this book. It’s definitely not the best I’ve read, but it’s not the worst. I learned some stuff from it, the plot is somewhat good, and the characters are designed mildly well. Can’t really complain all that much. I would’ve liked it a bit longer, but can’t change that now.

    Rating: 3.5/5

    Recommendations: Harry Potter (series), Deadline, Hatchet.

  4. Elisha S. Says:

    The Hunger Games is about a girl named Katniss Everdeen who volunteers to be the girl tribute from her district, District 12, to fight in the Hunger Games, along with the boy tribute, Peeta Mellark. During the games, 24 tributes are chosen from the 12 districts – a boy and a girl from each – to fight to the death in an arena. The last one left is the winner. Peeta, prior to the actual games, proclaims his love for Katniss during the tribute interviews. This could make the games a bit more complicated and possibly exciting.

    Evaluation: I really enjoyed this book. Usually, when I read a popular book like this I don’t understand why people like it so much, but this one I do. The plot is very original and I really want to read the next one.

    Rating: 5 stars

    Recommendations: Enclave, Out of My Mind

  5. April B. Says:

    Summary: The Hunger Games is about a girl named Katniss. She is a girl living in District 12, a city under the control of the Capital. The Capital has a “tournament” of sorts where two people (age 12-18) from each of the 12 districts has to come and fight untill only one person lives. This is the Hunger Games. The Capital created their games to punish the districts for rebelling 74 years ago. On the 74th reaping to chose the children for the games Katniss’s little sister is chosen. Katniss voluntiers to take her sister’s place. The boy who is chosen to go with her to compete in the games is Peeta. Years before he saved Katniss and her family from starvation. Already having a connection to Peeta, she finds herself having feelings for the boy she may have to kill if she wants to protect her family. On the live interview before the games are to begin, Peeta anounces to the country that he is in love with Katniss. This staged relationship managed to help Katniss and Peeta throughout the games when the audience watching the games on tv back home are awstruck by the star-crossed lovers…

    Evaluation: This is one of my favorite books. I read all three in the series over one weekend. I couldn’t put it down, and I would stay up late every night untill I finished every book!

    Rating: 5 stars out of 5!

    Recommendations: Catching Fire, Mockingjay

  6. Owen J. Says:

    Summary: A girl named Katniss Everdeen has a sister whose name is randomly chosen for her to compete in a game that involves killing other people. Katniss volunteers to take her place to save her sister from dying. In the games, many people die, and she teams up with Peeta. After Katniss is about to kill Peeta, the rules are changed so that two people from the same district can win. Katniss sticks with Peeta, and they love each other even though Katniss was never into that sort of thing.

    Evaluation: I liked this book alright. It was action packed and a little romantic. It kept me interested, but I still consider it somewhat overrated and the movie didn’t help that. Suzanne Collins wrote a pretty good book. I recommend it, so then you can go see the movie.

    Recommendations: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, The City of Ember, The Island of the Blue Dolphins.

  7. Rylee D. Says:

    Summary: In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies Panem and the Capitol that’s surrounded by twelve other districts. Long ago the districts went to war with the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual event called, “The Hunger Games,” a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, sees it as a death sentence when she is forced to replace her sister and represent her district in the Games. But she has an advantage, she is deadly with the bow and arrow. And her partner is in love with her. Her goal: to get them both out alive. The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change, but one thing is constant: she must kill the others or die trying.

    Evaluation: I really love this book and the movie. I think it’s a great series of books, and the author does such a good job with details, so you can easily picture each scene. The book always has something going on and so many twists.

    Rating: 5/5

    Recommendations: The other books in this series, The Host, and Deadline

  8. Amaya J. Says:

    Summary: The Hunger Games is about a post-apocalyptic world, once known as North America, now known as Panem. As a repercussion of a rebellion against the Capitol, 74 years before, every year two children from each district are entered into the Hunger Games. In the Games, 24 children must fight to death in an arena until there is one victor. When Primrose Everdeen gets called up to be in the Games, her sister, Katniss, volunteers for her. The boy that gets called from District 12 is Peeta Mellark. As they leave for the Capitol, their lives are about to change more than they think. In the interviews before the games begin, Peeta declares his love for Katniss. As the games begin, and poeple begin to die, Katniss makes some enemies and some allies. At the end, it’s just her and Peeta left.

    Evaluation: I love this book. It’s my favorite book. It’s well written and different.

    Rating: 5 Stars

    Recommendations: Catching Fire, Mockingjay, Life of Pi.

  9. Alex W. Says:

    The Hunger Games is a book about a girl named Katniss Everdeen who takes her sister’s place in a game where the people are forced to kill other people until one person is remaining. A boy named Peeta is the other contestant for that district. They travel to the place where the game is held and stay for a while. Then the event starts, and it’s a fight for survival. After a couple nights, many are already killed. They later bend the rules saying two people can win if they’re both from the same district. Katniss protects Peeta because he is hurt and sick…

    Evaluation: This is a pretty good book, because lots of unexpected things happen. It makes you want to read more. I liked how the book had lots of characters and gave the backgrounds to most of them. The author made the book seem more realistic than I expected.

    Rating: 5 out of 5

  10. Sara C. Says:

    Summary: In the book The Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen is a girl who everyday illegally hops the fences of district 12 and hunts to provide food for her mother and sister. Her father was killed in a mining accident, and, ever since then, Katniss has been forced to take on all responsibility for her mother. Every year an event called the Hunger Games takes place; it is where 24 candidates (2 from each district, 1 boy 1 girl.) must fight until the death and only 1 winner stands. This year at the reaping, Katniss’s sister’s name gets drawn, and she would be forced to compete in the games where there is almost no chance of her survival. Katniss, who is good with a bow, witty, and brave, volunteers herself in place of her sister. Katniss must learn how to manipulate the games to get sponsors and fans. The more sponsors, the better. Fans may send medicines and foods to the players for very, very high prices. As the games go on Katniss stays true to herself, makes friends and enemies, and learns the true side to some people.

    Reflection: I absolutely loved this book. I haven’t been so sucked into a book since Harry Potter. I found myself staying up till 3 in the morning on school nights reading. This book beats any television show I’ve ever watched by far! I can’t wait to continue on in this wonderful series. I loved Peeta, Katniss’s “boyfriend.” He is so sweet, I hope in at the end of the series they end up together. I think that Peeta cares for Katniss just as much, if not more than Gale. But I do understand she and Gale are best friends, but Peeta is just so romantic I can’t help but root for Peeta.

    Rating: 5 stars

    Recommendations: Harry Potter series, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, A Wrinkle in Time, Someone like You, The House of Night series.

  11. Alden R. Says:

    Summary: Katniss Everdeen lives in a cruel world ruled by the people of the capitol. She spends most of her time in the woods outside district twelve hunting with her friend Gale. This all ends when her sister is chosen as a tribute in the Hunger Games. Katniss feels obligated to take her place and save her sister from an almost inevitable death. The Hunger Games are pretty much a large gladiator fight. It takes place in a large arena with varying terrain. Two tributes, one boy and one girl, between the age of 12 and 18 are placed forth from each of the twelve districts of Panem. They are forced to do battle until only one stands. Katniss must find a way to outlast the other twenty-three contestants so that she can return to her family and take care of them.

    Evaluation: I really enjoyed this book. I could barely put it down. I finished the trilogy in about five days, and I am not the fastest reader. I think that anyone who likes to read, and has not read this, should get a copy soon, and you will be pulled into a disturbing but great story.

    Rating: 5/5 stars

    Recommendations: Catching Fire, Mockingjay, The Inheritors, The Lord of the Rings

  12. Barb P. Says:

    Summary: The Hunger Games is an eye-catching book that tells a tale about citizens in kind of dystopia that is unbearable to witness. There are 12 districts, and most of the districts are very poor. A girl named Katniss must hunt for her food to keep a living. Katniss has a younger sister Prim, who she would do anything for just to keep her alive. Once a year, each district must have two people (a boy and a girl) go into a “reaping.” They find their way going into a death battle, while living in luxury. The two names are picked out of a bowl. Each year your name gets put in the bowl one more time starting from the age of 12. The chances of Prim getting picked is unlikley becasuse she is only 12. A famous saying is “May the odds be ever in your favor.” Sadly, Prim’s name is called. Katniss rushes her way to volunteer for tribute. Meaning, you can volunteer to be in the Hunger Games to take place of who is called. The male who is called is named Peeta. A young baker who has a special kind of romance with Katniss that no one is aware about. The Hunger Games is a horrifying unrealistic game that is controlled by technology. Each person, from each district has to go through many difficult obstacles to fight for their lives. Blood, romance, and dispair basicly sum up the Hunger Games.

    Evaluation: Suzanne Collins is an outstanding author that will take your breath away within a few sentences of the book. It is impossible to put this book down once you start reading. She does a great job of making you feel like you are in the book physicaly watching this happen. Phenomenal book.

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars.

    Recommendations: Catching Fire and Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins.

  13. Gabe N. Says:

    Summary: In the far distant future, in the area previously known as North America, Panem is a nation that consists of 12 districts and one capitol (called “The Capitol”). 74 years ago, the districts rebelled against the capitol and started a tragic war. The capitol won, destroying district thirteen in the process, and as a punishment, the capitol, every year, forces the 12 districts send two tributes (a girl and a boy) to fight to the death. The government forces the districts to watch in horror, while the residents of the capitol see it as nothing more than a sort of sporting event. The story is about a girl, Katniss Everdeen, from district 12 and her experience in this gruesome world.

    Review: Being completely honest, I started this book expecting it to be terrible. The story sounded bland and cliché, and I only read it because of all its hype. It turns out it has all that hype for good reason; this book is amazing. It’s very well written, has a fairly unique story line, and has very good characters (for example: Haymitch, who you’ll soon love). It’s also very easy to read, so anyone can finish it in three days. I recommend this to anyone looking for a new book.

    Rating: 5/5

    Recommendations: Catching Fire, Mockingjay

  14. Hattie N. Says:

    Summary: This book starts out with Katniss, the main character, and her best friend Gale, while they hunt illegally in their “forbidden” woods of district 12. They are, unknowingly, experiencing their last normal hours for the rest of their lives. After Katniss prepares for the annual games (provided by the evil capitol) with her little sister Primrose, and assures Prim that her name will not be drawn, the unthinkable happens. However, as Katniss volunteers to take her place, a young man nameed Peeta takes the stage along with her. Throughout their journeys, they see and experience many things that they will never be able to take back. Along with action and terror, they also experience love and become what is known as the “star crossed lovers from district 12.” They then must find who they truly are, while surviving the tragedy of The Hunger Games.

    Evaluation: I LOVED THIS BOOK! As soon as I started my reading, I could not stop and read all three books in about a week. The way the book is written makes you feel as though you are in the arena with them. It makes you feel the confusion, terror, and love, that they experience. This book would be great for anyone, for it has anything anyone would ever need in a book!

    Rating: 5/5! Incredible writing.

    Recommendations: Catching Fire, Mockingjay, The Secret Life of Bees, The Glass Castle, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, etc.

  15. Jasmine M. Says:

    Summary: In a dystopian future, the nation of Panem is divided between 12 districts and the Capitol. Each year two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Partially for entertainment, but also part brutal retribution for a past rebellion, the televised games are broadcast throughout Panem. The 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors while the citizens of Panem are required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss’s young sister, Prim, is selected as District 12’s female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart Peeta, are pitted against bigger, stronger representatives who have trained for this their whole lives. They will fight to the death in an area which changes each year. As Katniss fights through the Games, she realizes that she has bigger problems than staying alive.

    Evaluation: I find this book very nice and extraordinary. I love the way how the whole book nicely describes situations, and how the text was almost entirely what she saw, thought, and said. It was simple and full of great tips, too. The only unfortunate part about it is that it ended too quickly.

    Rating: 4 1/2 stars out of 5 stars.

    Recommendations: Gregor the Overlander (series), The Swiss Family Robinson, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

  16. Valerie C. Says:

    Summary: 12 districts. 24 tributes. A dangerous game is about to begin. A young girl named Katniss takes her little sister’s place as tribute. A boy was also chosen… Petta Melark, the baker’s son. Almost right after the reaping they are swept off to the capitol. There, with the help of Haymitch, Effie, and Cinna they prepare and train for the games. But Katniss can never be really prepared for what she will have to face in the arena…because in this game only one can live.

    Evaluation: I loved this book, and I quite literally could not stop reading it. It had a lot of momentum and always kept me on my feet so to speak. Around every corner there were new surprises and tricks for Katniss and the “boy with the bread” as they learn more about the value of life, friendship, honor, loyalty, and even love. Collins has made a masterpiece of modern young adult literature.

    Quote: (Katniss thinking to herself while Petta talks to her about cakes) – “It’s lovely. If only you could frost someone to death.”

    Rating: 5 stars

    Recommendations: 1984, The Magicians, and Gregor the Overlander (series)

  17. Maria Jose A. Says:

    Summary: Katniss lives with her mother and younger sister in District 12. Every year there is a reaping where two teenagers from every District fight to the death, and this year Katniss’ sister is chosen. Katniss replaces her sister and now has to train and learn the skills to be able to stay alive in the arena.

    Evaluation: This is a pretty good book. Sometimes you don’t know what’s coming because of the whole fight to the death situation. There is both action and emotion because of the people Katniss interacts with. I think it was very well written.

    Rating: 4

    Recommendations: Harry Potter, Catching Fire

  18. Jacob A. Says:

    Summary: This is a story about a girl named Katniss who lives in District 12. District 12 is one out of the 12 district that surround the capitol Panem. The city is in the ruins of North America after a giant war. Each year a contest is held that requires two kids from each of the 12 districts. The contest is called the Hunger Games. When the time comes for the Hunger Games, Katniss’s younger sister Prim gets drawn to contest, and Katniss stands up and takes her place. The Hunger Games is a contest where all of the 24 kids selected are thrown into a giant arena and have to kill one another until one is left standing. The rest of the story follows Katniss as she competes in the Hunger Games and strives to survive.

    Evaluation: Best story I have read in a long time! The beginning was a little slow, but once Katniss was in the arena I couldn’t stop reading. It was very fast paced when it needed to be but also slow when it needed to be. I would recommend it to anyone who likes action books or anyone in general.

    I gave this book a 5 out of 5.

  19. Michaela B. Says:

    Summary: In Panem (North America) there are twelve different districts, and if you live in one you are forbidden to go to another one or leave your own. In the Capitol are the people in charge. Every year they make each district send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to fight each other till death on live TV for everyone to see. This event is called the Hunger Games. Katniss Everdeen, the main character, gets sent to fight in the battle in place of her younger sister. It,s up to her to win this fight for district 12 and to fight for her own life.

    Evaluation: I enjoyed all the details of everything in the book and all the action filled chapters.

    Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

    Recommendations: Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, or Narnia

  20. Kieran L. Says:

    Summary: Katniss and Gale both live in District 12. Katniss takes care of her mom and sister at home. Every year there is a reaping to see who will fight other teenagers, from other districts, to the death. There is only one winner. When Katniss’s sister gets called in the reaping, Katniss decides to take her place. This is a story of a young hunting girl fighting for her life.

    Evaluation: This book was very very good. It was very fast paced and covered a variety of different topics from love to war. Sometimes I think it was unrealistic, because I don’t think she could have won.

    Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Recommendations: ?

  21. Bailey M. Says:

    The Hunger Games is a book about a girl named Katniss who takes her sister’s place in a game where the people are hunted. A boy named Peeta is the other contestant for that district. They travel to the place where the game is held and stay for a while. Then the event starts and it’s a fight for survival. A few nights pass and kids are killed. They learn that there can be two winners for the district. Katniss protects Peeta due to an injury and sickness that occurred. Once it’s just them left, the speakers announce there can only be one winner… and they have to figure out who will survive…

    Evaluation: This is a pretty good book because it throws surprising stuff at you. It makes you want to read more. I liked how the book had lots of characters and gave the backgrounds to most of them; it added excitement and emotion. The mixture of action and futuristic-fiction was pretty realistic. The author did a pretty good job.

    Rating: 4/5

    Recommendations: Street Pharm, Walter Dean Meyers books.

  22. Shelby R. Says:

    Summary:The Hunger Games is an exciting story of Katniss and her journey to survive. Every year on a day called Reaping day, a boy and a girl between the ages of 12 and 18 are chosen from each of the twelve districts to be set in a ring and kill one another till only one person is left standing alive. Those who live, will recieve eternal wealth and fame. Primrose, Katniss’s younger sister, is chosen, however Katniss takes her place as a tribute. Now, stuck in an arena of danger and death, Katniss must fight for her life.

    Rating: Five stars. The book was great and kept me on my toes hoping for Katniss to win.

    Recommendations: Catching Fire and Mockingjay

  23. Katie K. Says:

    The Hunger Games is set in a post-apocalyptic future, specifically in the country of Panem (where North America once existed). Lands are divided into Districts and ruled by the ruthless Capitol which won a great war long ago and has been dominant ever since. While people in most Districts combat poverty, hunger, and many other sufferings, the Capitol is the center of power and it pretty much sucks the other Districts dry to assure pleasures for its citizens and leaders. To ensure that Districts will never forget their disappointing defeat in their uprising long ago, the Capitol had created something called The Hunger Games: a ruthless lottery for children from every District where they can be chosen to fight in a great Arena in Capitol – to the death. Katniss Everdeen is from the coal-mining 12th District, and her father died in an accident, so she had to step up to take care of her mother and younger sister Prim. Katniss is a teenage girl, but she’s far from being a fragile one – she is an excellent hunter and can handle a lot of weapons. As the next Hunger Games lottery approaches, people grow tentative and afraid. When Katniss’ younger sister Prim is chosen, she doesn’t hesitate to volunteer to take her place. Along with the baker’s boy Peeta, they represent the 12th District in the 74th Hunger Games – which usually equals certain death, because people from this District have no time at all to prepare the kids for fights to the death. After surviving endless preparations with Peeta, she has one thought in mind – survive.

    Personal Review:
    I found myself unable to put this book down. Its combination of nerve-racking tension, thrilling action, and intriguing love story kept me up during the late hours of the night. I was surprised at how quickly the plot captured my interest.

    Star Rating: Five stars.

    Recommendations:
    Catching Fire and Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
    Virals by Kathy Reichs

  24. Maddi B. Says:

    Summary:
    The Hunger Games is about a girl named Katniss who fights through “The Hunger Games” a fight for food for thier district. Her little sister Prim, got called to be in the Hunger Games. But Katniss refused that, and instead Katniss volunteered so Prim wouldn’t have to go. Her friend Peeta also gets drawn into the games in thier district together. Katniss had a lot of experience in the past hunting with her father and with her close friend Gale, so she’d be good for fighting in this dangerous game. They say thier goodbyes to thier families and are off to the capital to get ready for the games. Will she survive to win food for her district?

    Evaluation:
    This book was absolutely amazing, problably one my most favorite books everrrrrr. It was so intense, I couldn’t stop turning the pages; I despise reading, but this book changed me; it was an action-romance movie in my head! I loved it! 🙂

    Rating:
    Definitely 5 out of 5!! I encourage everyone to read this book.
    It’s… life changing…..

    Recomendations: Catching Fire, Simply Alice, Before I Fall, and Flight, oh yeah and Mockingjay.

  25. Evan D. Says:

    Summary: This book is about a young girl named Katniss who is forced to fight to the death in a game called “The Hunger Games”. As a little girl she used to hunt with her father, so she has lots of experience in killing that could help her in the ring.

    Evaluation: It was an amazing book over all, but it was a little slow in the beginning.

    Rating: I’d give it a solid 5 out of 5 stars

    Recomendations: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Catching Fire

  26. Nicole D. Says:

    Summary: This book is about a girl named Katniss and her man friend Gale who must gather food for their families. Since Prim is too young, Katniss takes Prim’s place to participate in the Hunger Games after Prim’s name gets drawn. Peeta, a boy she has gone to school with for a long time, gets drawn to be the male who participates in the games. Then the two say their goodbyes and leave for the capital. After Katniss reaches the capital, she finds out the Hunger Games were being held in the woods, this is when she realizes she could possibly lose her own life. Then the adventure begins.

    Evaluation: The book was very fascinating and anyone who enjoys adventure will love it.

    Rating: 4 out of 5

    Recommendation: Catching Fire, Mockingjay, The Bar Code Tattoo

  27. Savannah S. Says:

    The Hunger Games is a book about a girl named Katniss who takes her sister’s place in a dangerous game. Within each district one boy and one girl are selected to go to the city to play in the game. It is a fight to the finish. The one left alive wins for his or her district. A boy she went to school with gets selected to play. The two of them say their goodbyes and head for what may be the end of their lives. Katniss does very well, but will it be enough?

    Evaluation: This is an amazing book, it pulls you in with its mystery. A little bit of romance and a lot of action make for the perfect book.

    Rate: 4 stars

    Reccomendatons: Catching Fire

  28. Athena P. Says:

    Summary: The younger sister of Katniss, Primrose Everdeen was announced to be a tribute in the annual Hunger Games. Katniss couldn’t bear watching her sister go up on that stage, so she volunteered to be a tribute. Every year in a district, one boy and one girl are chosen to be in the Hunger Games. The Hunger Games is where 24 contestants are chosen from 12 districts, and they are let loose in an area and the last one alive wins. But, will Katniss have what it takes to stay alive??

    Evaluation: This is also one of my favorite books. The characters had a lot of backround information to them, so you felt connected to them in a way, like you knew them. It had all elements I love, romance and action.

    Rating: 5 stars

    Reccomendations: Gregor the Overlander (series)

  29. Aud M. Says:

    Summary: Katniss and her friend Gale take care of their families by sneaking into the woods to hunt and gather things their families will need. Katniss takes Prim’s place to participate in the Hunger Games after Prim’s name gets drawn. Peeta, a boy she has gone to school with for a long time, gets drawn for the boy to participate in the games. Then the two of them get to say their goodbyes and head off to the capitol, where Kattniss has never been. After that, they end up starting the games in a wooded area, so she has a very good chance at not dying for a bit.

    Evaluation: The book was ok. It went slow in the beginning but got better.

    Rating: 3 out of 5

    Recommendation: Harry Potter; Catching Fire; Mockingjay

  30. Tarryn B. Says:

    Summary: The book opens when Katniss and her friend Gale (who both live in the poor District 12) are going outside of the district to go hunting. This is against the law, but because both of their families are desperate, they hunt together. Over time the two of them have become good friends. Every year in the district names are drawn (one boy and one girl) to enter the Hunger Games, a masochistic game show that takes place in the capitol of Pamem. When Katniss’s younger sister, Prim, gets her name drawn, Katniss volunteers to take her place in the Hunger Games. This means almost certain death for Katniss, since District 12 never has sucessful competitors in the Hunger Games. Only one contestant comes out alive, bringing glory to their district for a year. Katniss and Peeta, (the baker’s son who is forced to join the competition next to her side) travel to the capital of Panem where they will probably live out their last weeks. Cinna, the fashion designer, makes them look good with outfits that catch the crowd’s attention, and because of Katniss’s hunting skills she is given an 11/12 score by the judges. This makes her popular among the viewers before the competition, which is good because then she will have additional protection during the game. When the game begins, Katniss is lifted into an arena along with 24 other contestants from all 12 districts. (One boy and one girl from each district) and the games begin…

    Evaluation: This is a good book because it has lots of exiting plot twists. It keeps you wanting to read more! I liked how the book had lots of characters and gave the background stories to most of the other contestants so that when they died, you actually felt for the character. The mixture of action and futuristic-fiction was suprisingly realistic, Suzanne Colins did a really good job writing this book.

    RATING: 3 out of five stars, it should have been longer with some more details!

    Other Reccomendations: Harry Potter (series), The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.

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